Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, joined millions of people in the United Kingdom in appreciating health workers who have been helping in the fight against the global pandemic, coronavirus.
The Nigerian football legend applauded health personnel for their roles in combating the COVID-19 that has ended over twenty thousand lives across the globe.
The virus, which started in Wuhan, China, has spread to almost every country in the world, forcing major global activities to be put on hold and affecting the global economy.
In the United Kingdom where Mikel is based now, there have been over 10,000 confirmed cases, with hundreds of people losing their lives to the sickness.
In a move to encourage the health professionals, the British social media community created the hashtag, #ClapForOurCareers, to send out their messages to those who have been doing their best to save lives.
“Thank you to all the NHS workers, doctors, nurses. Standing ovation [for you]. Clap for our carers. Thank you for all you do,” Mikel captioned a video which he posted on Instagram.
Recall that the former Chelsea man returned to be with his family in London following the termination of his contract with the Turkish side, Trabzonspor, after he criticized the Super Lig's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mikel is now a free agent and will be hoping to get back to the pitch with a new team when the situation is under control. The 32-year-old made 27 appearances across all competitions for the Trabzonspor before leaving them.